Dec 072017
 

Alex Lahey- Every Day’s The Weekend

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend 12/7-12/10/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, a series of short films created for Day With(out) Art, followed by a performance by Kia LaBeija and a discussion featuring Reina Gossett and Kia LaBeija in conversation with Day With(out) Art curators Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett. (free)

Midnight Sister is playing at The Moroccan Lounge with Cones and Duk opening

Exhibition artist Felipe Dulzaides and John Loomis, author of Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools, will be in conversation at LAMAG about the remarkable history and architecture of Havana’s Esculeas Nacionales de Arte (National Art Schools) (free)

Syd (from The Internet) is playing at The Novo with special guests Buddy, Malia and DJ Young 1

Friday

Alex Lahey is playing at The Echo with Dude York and Liv Slingerland opening

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet is at The Music Center until Sunday (12/10)

LACMA is hosting an evening with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail which includes a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining

Jane’s Addiction are playing a benefit show for Rhonda’s Kiss at the Hollywood Palladium

Saturday

Self Help Graphics is having a Holiday Marketplace which will also include a series of workshops and printmaking demos, music and food

LACE is hosting an L.A. Makers Pop-Up Market

Renegade Craft Fair is at Los Angeles State Historic Park (also Sunday)

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Enjoy and Bane’s World opening

SALES are playing at The Regent Theater with Yeek and Chaos Chaos opening

Line & Circle are playing at Basic Flowers with Tino Drima and Umm opening

Bedouine are playing at Lodge Room Highland Park with Springtime Carnivore opening

Sunday

Skirball Cultural Center is hosting a Hanukkah Festival exploring the holiday through the traditions of Los Angeles’s Latin American community- with music, dance, workshops and storytelling (keep in mind this event depends on the fire crisis hopefully being contained by this time)

Stevie Wonder’s Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert includes performances by special guests Andra Day, Dave Matthews, Pharrell, Savion Glover and Tony Bennett and takes place at the Staples Center

For the second night of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, performers include Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Phoenix, Weezer, Morrissey and more

Everything Is Terrible! is having a 10th Birthday Party at The Regent Theater with screenings from their found footage video collection, live puppets and costumes, and more

Sep 142017
 

Rostam- Gwan

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/14-9/17/17)-

Thursday

Rostam from Vampire Weekend has a new album out and to celebrate he will be performing a free set at Amoeba Records in Hollywood

Tonight’s Downtown Art Walk will focus on LA Street Artists in the Art Walk Lounge

To mark the opening of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, MOCA Grand Ave will re-present Anna Maria Maiolino’s performance piece Entrevidas in conjunction with the exhibition Anna Maria Maiolino. Maiolino will perform the work. (free)

Daryl Hall & John Oates are playing with Tears for Fears at the Staples Center (also Friday)

Friday

James Supercave is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Seshen

Enjoy a kid free night at the LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights, which also has bands, DJs, “special animal encounters” and more (check Goldstar for discount tix)

Frankie and the Witch Fingers are having a record release party at The Echo with POW! and The Mad Walls opening

The Church are playing at the Fonda Theatre with The Helio Sequence opening

Golden Animals, decker., The Astronots, and Joy Downer are playing at The Hi Hat

Together Pangea are playing with Tall Juan, Side Eyes and Daddy Issues at the El Rey Theatre

Saturday

The free 2nd Annual Open Arts and Music Festival is in Downtown Glendale with bands that include Run River North, DUCKWRTH, and Buyepongo plus art installations and an art market

Black Kids are playing with Seratones and LondonBridge at the Echoplex

Hammer Museum is having a free party to celebrate the opening of Radical Women, with galleries open late, performances,live music by Jungle Fire, DJ sets by Chulita Vinyl Club, and a cash bar (RSVP here)

Street Food Cinema’s outdoor movie in Poinsettia Rec Park is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

L7: Pretend That We’re Dead, the documentary about the band, is screening at the Regent Theater with a meet and greet with the band to follow

Tristen is playing an early show at Resident with Jenny O. opening

Sunday

For Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’s Launch Weekend, several museums and art institutions are free in and around LA, Santa Barbara, the Inland Cities and San Diego

Tijuana Panthers, Slothrust, Mourn, and Dude York are playing at the Regent Theater

Café Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia, and Mon Laferte are playing at the Hollywood Bowl

Oddisee & Good Compny are playing at The Echo with SALES and LVL UP

 

Aug 042016
 

Dilated Peoples- Show Me The Way ft. Aloe Blacc

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/4-8/7/16)-

Thursday

Dilated Peoples and The Visionaries are playing The Official 2Mex Benefit Show at The Regent Theater

Tickets are still available for the Iris Nights Lecture Series at the Annenberg Space for Photography with Heather McClintock and Colin Finlay (free)

Artist Wu Tsang will be discussing filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl for MOCA’s Artists on Artists series (free)

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is screening Toro y Moi: Live From Trona with a Q &A afterwards and an after party with a Toro y Moi DJ set

Natalia Lafourcade is playing a free show at the Santa Monica Pier with Monsieur Periné

For The Broad’s film series Doll Parts, there will be a screening of Paul McCarthy’s Cultural Soup and David Schmoeller’s Tourist Trap ($12 ticket also includes entrance to the Cindy Sherman exhibition)

Mother Feather are playing a free show at the Bootleg Theater

Thursday- Saturday

It’s the final weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2016 at REDCAT

Friday

For its 50th anniversary, Ford Theatres will be screening Tiempo de Morir, based on Gabriel García Márquez’s short story, which was adapted by Carlos Fuentes and Márquez for film.  Film director Rodrigo García, Márquez’s son, will be discussing it with the co-founder of Libros Schmibros, David Kipen. before the screening. ($18)

Brew at the L.A. Zoo combines live music, DJ’s, and craft beer with pop up keeper talks and “close up animal encounters” ($65 includes beer samples)

HAELOS are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Golden Daze

Saturday

Blitzen Trapper are playing opening for Kansas as part of Pershing Square’s free concert series

Theater director Peter Sellars will be in conversation with Gronk at CAFAM

Proud + Outfest Movie Night in Grand Park is a free outdoor movie (Moulin Rouge!) and live music event

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Buttertones

Details are still limited but so far Audacity and No Age will be among the bands playing Save The Smell Fest, an event to raise money for the venue. Tickets are $25 but the location is still unknown (although it will probably be downtown)

Sunday

Sufjan Stevens is playing along with Kurt Vile and the Violators and Ibeyi at the Hollywood Bowl

DTLA Proud Festival has performances, parties, a pop-up water park and more to celebrate the revitalization of DTLA and the growing LGBT community ($10)

The Rock ‘N ‘Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater (free)

Sep 032015
 

FIDLAR- West Coast

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/3-9/6)-

Thursday

FIDLAR is playing a set at Amoeba Records to celebrate their new record Too and signing copies afterwards- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3453/

HEALTH are playing a free show at Los Globos sponsored by Fader and Coors Light-RSVP here- http://mailer.thefader.com/pages/rsvp/rsvp-coors-light-the-fader-refreshla-w-health-this-thursday-september-3-2015

It’s Craft Night at CAFAM-this time it’s Felt Objects inspired by the L.A. River with Billy Kheel ($8)http://www.eventbrite.com/e/craft-night-at-cafam-felt-objects-inspired-by-the-la-river-with-billy-kheel-tickets-17325692613

Think Tank Gallery is having Summer Send Off and BBQ and Brew with live music, food and art, as well as a panel discussion on throwing events in Los Angeles (free)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1464309240538839/

Cinefamily is showing the work of the Quay Brothers (curated by Christopher Nolan) all weekend but tonight is the only night Nolan will be in attendance- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-quay-brothers-in-35mm/#the-quays-in-35mm-w-christopher-nolan-in-person-2

Friday

There are still tickets left to the Barnsdall Park Wine Tasting- four selections for $30- http://www.barnsdall.org/events/friday-night-wine-tastings/

The LA County Fair opens today in Pomona with Patti Labelle and Chaka Khan performing- http://www.lacountyfair.com/

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile’s solo project Ducktails is playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/862339-ducktails-los-angeles/

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Regent- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/905755-tijuana-panthers-los-angeles/

Mystic Braves are playing at the Teregram Ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/917181-mystic-braves-los-angeles/

Saturday

The Observatory in Santa Ana is hosting Burger Records Burger-a-go-g-2- with a big list of bands including Cults, Bleached, Cherry Glazerr- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burger-a-go-go-2

The outdoor movie at the Autry this week is Fight Club with live music beforehand- http://eatseehear.com/schedule/fight-club/#.VSwk6pTF-UA

The Damned are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/278592

Saturday-Monday

Fiesta Hermosa, calls itself the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California,” and is going on all weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach- http://fiestahermosa.net/

Sunday

The Hollywood Bowl is showing E.T. while the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs John Williams’ score (also on Friday and Saturday)- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/et-extra-terrestrial/2015-09-06

Diet Cig are playing at the Bootleg with Kera and the Lesbians- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/902821-diet-cig-los-angeles/

All weekend (Friday through Labor Day)- Chungking Road in Chinatown is having a weekend of events including art openings, BBQ, live music, art talks, and more (free)- https://www.facebook.com/events/917714784968895/

Jun 252015
 

Basement Jaxx- Where’s Your Head At

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/25-6/29/15)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening Take None, Give None, a documentary about the nation’s first racially integrated motorcycle club (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-take-none-give-none/

Nosaj Thing is performing a free set and signing his new album Fated at Amoeba Records in Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3354/

Griffith Park’s free Shakespeare in the Park festival begins tonight. This year it’s Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing- http://www.iscla.org/

Friday

Miwa Matreyek is performing two shows for free at Union Station of her multimedia work which involves her shadow interacting with projected animation- https://www.facebook.com/events/880621822020716/

Lucky Dragons are the artists/performers for this session of Friday Flights at the Getty Center- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_501.html

The Echo is having a pre-party for Lolipalooza 2 with a lineup including Tropical Popsicle, and The Memories- $12 or free with Lolipalooza 2 ticket- http://www.theecho.com/event/885563-lolipalooza-2-pre-party-los-angeles/

Gardens & Villa are playing at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock- http://fyfpresents.com/2015/gardens-villa/

The Lovely Bad Things are at The Smell- http://www.thesmell.org/

Saturday

MOCA Grand Ave is having a panel and book signing in conjunction with the release of Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles, with artists Zoe Crosher, Bettina Hubby, Michael Shields, and Ed Templeton and moderated by David L.Ulin of the Los Angeles Times. The artists will “share their distinct visions of the city’s visual landscape”. (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/panel-and-book-signing-five-artists-in-search-of-a-city/

Lolipop Records and the Echo present Lolipalooza 2 with a list of bands that includes White Fence, Cosmonauts, Corners, Winter, So Many Wizards and more- http://www.theecho.com/event/837711-lolipalooza-2-los-angeles/

Roses, Dunes, Sandlot, and DYGL are all playing a house show downtown for $5 with free beer- https://www.facebook.com/events/1604144926516758/

The Roots are at Club Nokia with Erykah Badu- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/271821

Chinatown Summer Nights returns with live music from The Janks as well as other bands, cooking demonstrations, acrobatic shows, a beer garden, DJs, and more- http://www.chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&eventId=424

Tijuana Panthers are headlining Summer and Music a free festival in Long Beach- http://summerandmusic.com/

Sunday

Basement Jaxx are at the Hollywood Bowl with Bootsy’s Rubber Band featuring Bootsy Collins and Tuxedo opening- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/basement-jaxx-bootsys-rubber-band-featuring-bootsy-collins-tuxedo/2015-06-28

For the panel discussion Photography and Composition at the Hammer Museum, Thomas Demand, Elad Lassry, and Catherine Opie will discuss themes in the exhibition Perfect Likeness with curator Russell Ferguson- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/06/photography-and-composition/

Devendra Banhart is talking with Zach Pennington, the head writer of the awesome LA app 5 Every Day, at LACMA’s Art Catalogues. There will be a DJ for the reception and a performance with Banhart’s band as well as a book signing (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/devendra-banhart

All weekend

The BET Experience is taking place at LA Live with a mix of free (including a Janelle Monae performance) and ticketed events- http://www.bet.com/bet-experience/2015/schedule.html

Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) has events all weekend to celebrate the culmination of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, which had different artists putting up billboards along Interstate 10. Events include film screenings, artist talks, bus tours of the city, workshops and more- http://nomadicdivision.org/exhibition/the-manifest-destiny-billboard-project-2/

Mar 192015
 

Sea Lions- Tell You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/19-3/22)-

Thursday

The first of the four Venice Art Crawls this year is tonight and will have art, live painting, music, performances and more- https://www.facebook.com/theveniceartcrawl

Jason Reitman’s live read at LACMA for tonight is Dazed and Confused. Advanced tickets are sold out but there will be some available at the door two hours before showtime- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-14

Thursday and Friday

The members of The Both return to Largo for Aimee Mann and Ted Leo’s One Way Mission to March: a Springtime Variety Show along with Jonathan Coulton and Tim Heidecker- http://www.largo-la.com/event/787739-aimee-mann-ted-leos-one-way-los-angeles/

Friday

Tijuana Panthers are playing with Oxnard band Sea Lions at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/734779-tijuana-panthers-los-angeles/

Saturday

The Million Dollar Theater downtown is showing Bonnie and Clyde with live jazz/ragtime before the screening ($10)- http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/events/443/bonnie-and-clyde-screening-at-the-million-dollar-theatre

Church Sessions is hosting an evening with John Doe and Exene from X and Robyn Hitchcock at the First Unitarian Church- http://www.theecho.com/event/779743-church-sessions-john-doe-los-angeles/

Sunday

of Montreal is playing at the Regent Theater – http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/746573-montreal-los-angeles/

LAXART gallery in Hollywood is having another panel discussion on photography titled Remembering Forward from 4-6pm (free)- http://laxart.org/events/view/remembering-forward-conversations-on-photography-2/#images

Heidi Duckler Dance Company’s newest piece explores the intersection of dance and architecture as the audience moves around Mayne’s Morphosis in Culver City for Space Opera– discounted to $15 if you are a Culver City resident, or $25 if not- https://heididuckler.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si00000075EQCEA2

Artist William Pope.L and MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson discuss Pope.L’s Trinket at the MOCA Geffen (free with RSVP and museum admission)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/art-talk-william-pope-l-and-bennett-simpson/

Ciclavia is taking over the San Fernando Valley this time- http://beta.ciclavia.org/ciclavia_the_valley

Aug 212014
 

Tijuana Panthers- Nobo

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/21-8/24)-

Thursday

Fucked Up, Tijuana Panthers and Rat Fist are playing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/250713

The Zombies are at Santa Monica Pier (free)- http://tcs.dola.com/event/2014/08/21/the-zombies

White Lung are playing a free show at Space 15Twenty (behind Urban Outfitters on Cahuenga) – http://www.space15twenty.com/whitelung.bandcamp.com

Thursday- Sunday

The Tall Ships Festival at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro is here along with the ships will be the world’s largest rubber duck making its west coast debut- http://www.tallshipsfestivalla.com/

Friday- Sunday (and Wednesday)

Cinefamily presents Los Angeles Plays Itself– a three hour supercut of famous and non famous films that all take place in Los Angeles- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/los-angeles-plays-itself/

Friday

Downtown Dark Nights at LA Live includes $5 food and drink menus all night long (and $5 parking), DJs, live music, performances and several street artists will be live painting as well- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live

Author Vanessa Veselka will be speaking about women’s travel in cinema and literature as well as her own traveling experiences before a screening of Agnés Varda’s film Vagabond– the last of Clockshop’s My Atlas series- http://clockshop.org/myatlas.html

Joanna Gruesome and Dunes are playing at The Smell- http://www.thesmell.org/

The Belle Brigade is playing Figat7th’s Downtown Festival (free)- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/the-belle-brigade/

Saturday

John Adams’ I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky– a Los Angeles earthquake romance opera-musical produced by Long Beach Opera at the Ford Theatre- http://fordtheatres.com/en/events/details/id/778

Saturday and Sunday

FYF Fest has a huge lineup including Future Islands, Interpol, Slowdive, Ty Segall, The Strokes, Real Estate, and more. It’s sold out but it may be worth hunting down tickets- http://fyffest.com/

Sunday

Like scavenger hunts? And street art? Well, Streetsmarts L.A. has put together a huge hunt with some great prizes donated by local artists- more details here- https://www.facebook.com/streetsmartsla

California assemblage artist George Herms will be signing his new book and presenting a work in progress at LACMA – http://www.lacma.org/event/george-herms

Jan 232014
 

Grimes- Oblivion

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend

Thursday-

  • Foster the People FREE show- get a ticket at MOCA Grand Avenue- 539 S. Los Angeles Street- Doors open at 6pm

Friday

Saturday

  • A Day on Broadway- a bunch of the events are full but the theater talks and self guided tour have day of registration, and there is a happy hour at the new Ace hotel so make sure to get a ticket by 12:30pm if you want to include that in your day- http://dayonbroadway.la/#about
  • Cat Art Show (all cat related art) opens Saturday night at 101/exhibit (artists include Tracey Emin, Gary Baseman and Shepard Fairey- http://catartshowla.com/

Sunday

Also-
Eager to try a new restaurant in Los Angeles?- it’s DineLA time again (until 1/31)- http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela-los-angeles-restaurant-week